Tetilla Peak

Army Corps Of Engineers

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Tetilla Peak Rd
Cochiti Lake, NM 87083
505-465-0307

GPS: 35.647, -106.305

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 51
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 5551 ft

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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Patti

43 Bluebird Wanderlodge
2010 Jeep Liberty
20 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 4
“A long drive from Santa Fe”

Reviewed May 28, 2018

Overall Rating

I am not very good about booking campgrounds far in advance, and sometimes that's a problem around holidays. I was looking for spaces available near Santa Fe, and found that there were two COE parks on two sides of Cochiti Lake, south of Santa Fe. I could get a site in the one that is east of the lake, Tetilla Peak Campground, for the weekend that included Memorial Day.
The good news: the campground is good, sites are well spaced away from each other, 30A electric and water with a dump station. There are also some non-electric sites (35 electric, 9 non-electric). There are a lot of lake access locations (and boat launch) just down from the campground if you want to kayak or stand-up paddleboard, canoe, or even put a motorboat or sailboat into the lake. The sites are not completely level, but we were able to get our bus leveled with jacks.
The bad news: There is about a 10 mile drive off the highway that takes you to I-25, and this road has a number of potholes, some pretty severe. I have found that it is easiest to drive straddling the center line and that gives me the best flexibility to avoid the potholes. There isn't a lot of traffic on the road, so you don't have to worry about being on your side of the road much of the time. The roads inside the campground and sites are gravel. When we got here, we missed the turn that would take us to the entrance to the campground and drove down to the end of the road and around the loop there (thankfully large enough that we could turn around in it). There appears to be a place where a sign used to be that would mark the turn into the recreation area.
If you are better about booking your sites than I am... the COE campground on the other side of the lake, Cochiti Lake Campground, looks like it has nicer sites - the roads inside that campground are asphalt as are the sites. From driving around it, it appeared that all of the sites would require some leveling.
$10 rate is due to 1/2 price with Golden Age Federal pass.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • water available

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